So that Mayville State University can follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines associated with the coronavirus pandemic, Commencement 2020 has been postponed from Saturday, May 16 to Friday, Sept. 25. The details are yet to be determined. The information below may change. Keep checking back. We will update this page as soon as possible. Graduates will be notified as soon as final details are available. (04-30-2020)

Commencement 2020

Friday, September 25 - 2 p.m. - Lewy Lee Fieldhouse


 Graduation Brunch

Brunch plans may change. Please check back for updates. The Alumni Association invites all graduates and their families to join them in celebrating with the new graduates at their first official alumni event, the traditional Graduation Brunch. The celebration begins with socializing from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The brunch and program will begin promptly at 10:30 the Luckasen Room of the Campus Center. A special program features student speakers and a salute from the Alumni Association. 

The Commencement Ceremony

All family members and friends of commencement participants are invited to join in the celebration on this very special day. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Please go to the campus map to see the location of the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse and parking options. 

Post Commencement Reception

The faculty and officers of the institution take pleasure in inviting the graduates, candidates, and their guests to join them for refreshments in the Wellness Center gym upon completion of the commencement ceremony.

Commencement Ceremony Broadcast

Mayville State University's commencement ceremony will be broadcast on the Internet. Click here to see the broadcast live or to view the archived version.

Commencement Etiquette

University commencement ceremonies are special events for all involved. If you choose to participate, please remain for the entire ceremony.

Electronic Devices

As a courtesy to those around you and to our graduating students, please turn off pagers and cellular phones during the ceremony. We also ask that you refrain from using extreme noisemakers.


Jacobson Studio of Mayville will take professional photographs of all graduates between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Wellness Center gymnasium.

In addition, a photographer from Jacobson Studio will take a picture of each candidate while receiving the diploma cover from the president during the commencement ceremony.

A few weeks after the ceremony, a proof of these photos and an order form will be mailed to each graduate. At that time, you may order pictures if desired. This service is provided to ensure quality photographs and to avoid the confusion of many individuals attempting to position themselves for picture taking. Jacobson Studio will also post pictures of the entire ceremony on their website a few weeks after the event.

Jacobson Studio
12 Main St W
Mayville ND 58257